The Vietnam-Spain Friendship Association (VSFA) on May 29 held an exchange to mark the 36 th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Speaking at the event, VSFA Chairman Nguyen Hoai Duong, who is Deputy Director General of the Vietnam News Agency, spoke highly of the two sides’ growing cooperation in all fields, especially since they established their future-oriented strategic partnership three years ago.

VSFA has played an important role in people-to-people exchanges between the two countries over the past years and plans to organise more friendship and exchange activities to intensify bilateral ties.

Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Alfonso Tena Garcia appreciated the outcomes of Vietnam-Spain cooperation programmes, saying the cooperation has continuously developed in the past time, especially in the fields of politics, economics, culture, and education.

The two countries’ two-way trade turnover reached 2 billion EURO. The two sides are working on projects on Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway, express bus systems in Hanoi and Hai Phong city, and metro routes in Hanoi and HCM City.-VNA